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New Earthworm Jim title may happen eventually

New Earthworm Jim title may happen eventually

If you're like me, then you probably loved Earthworm Jim back in the '90s. The first two games in the series were great, but sadly, Earthworm Jim 3D and Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy weren't anything to write home about, and aside from a few recent re-releases, we haven't heard much from the gun-wielding worm since. But according to designer David Perry, we may have another Earthworm Jim game to look forward to in the future, so long as the original team can be pulled together again to have another go at the series.

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A Motorola StarTAC saved me

A Motorola StarTAC saved me

A StarTAC saved my life. Well, not really. I wasn't accidentally transported to the World War II trenches, and saved from a bullet to the heart by an artfully placed Motorola in my jacket pocket. But the StarTAC - a phone dating back to 1996, and in fact the very first cellphone I owned - gave me a very necessary wake-up call: it showed me just how lucky we are with today's smartphones, with a serving of delicious nostalgia on the side.

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Snake 2K brings Nokia classic to Windows Phone

Snake 2K brings Nokia classic to Windows Phone

Classic Nokia game Snake II has been revived for Windows Phone, bringing dot matrix retro gameplay to your shiny new Lumia. The handiwork of developer Willem Middelkoop - who also recreated the original Snake of 1997 for Windows Phone - Snake 2K doesn't just look like Snake II (which replaced the original, you might have guessed, in 2000) but is a faithful replica of it, down to the timing of the gameplay and the design of the labyrinths.

 

Arcadie for iPhone Review

Arcadie for iPhone Review

Remember the iCade? What originally started out as an April Fool’s joke on ThinkGeek morphed into a legitimate product a little over a year later. Take that same concept, shrink it down, and what do you get? The Arcadie for iPhone. Featuring a joystick and two physical buttons, the arcade cabinet houses an iPhone or iPod Touch in the back and lets you play some variations of classic arcade games. We decided to take one for a spin, so head past the jump for the full review.

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Nintendo planning to release Kirby’s Pinball Land on 3DS Virtual Console

Nintendo planning to release Kirby’s Pinball Land on 3DS Virtual Console

It appears that in honor of Kirby's 20th anniversary this year, Nintendo is working to bring back a classic title that many fans of the cute pink blob have probably never played - Kirby's Pinball Land, originally released on the Game Boy in 1994. The game has been rated by the Australian game rating board, which means that Nintendo paid money to have the game certified for release on the 3DS but it does not confirm the game's existence or any sort of release date.

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Raspberry Pi sees ZX Spectrum emulator port

Raspberry Pi sees ZX Spectrum emulator port

So far, everyone scrambling to get their hands on the much sought after Raspberry Pi seem to be hoping to use it as a media player. The cheap Linux computer is capable of decoding 1080p video, and its low profile makes it ideal for the living room. Clearly, everyone needs to think a little bigger. One enterprising user has managed to port a ZX Spectrum emulator to the computer for some retrotastic gaming.

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Neo Geo X handheld official for expensive Q2 launch

Neo Geo X handheld official for expensive Q2 launch

There were previous rumblings that a portable version of the Neo Geo was due to be released sometime this year, and today that has been confirmed. Blaze have announced that they’ve inked a deal with SNK and Tommo that allows them to launch the Neo Geo X. Blaze say the device will arrive in time for the Neo Geo’s 20th anniversary, and will be priced “in a more affordable manner”.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5: Retro outside, Groundbreaking inside

Olympus OM-D E-M5: Retro outside, Groundbreaking inside

Olympus knows what photographers really want: something so teeth-clenchingly retro on the outside that they weep tiny tears of joy, but jam-packed full of the latest tech inside so that they're not embarrassed on Flickr. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 promises to deliver just that, with classic OM analog styling from the 1970s brought neatly up to date with a digital revamp. Out goes the Kodachrome, replaced with a 16.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, 120fps high-res electronic viewfinder (EVF) and a 3-inch posable OLED touchscreen.

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